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To view  WHAT'S ON at Solstice by ART-FORM, click Performance to view Theatre, Dance, Music, Local Arts, Ballet, Opera, Comedy. !   For all visual arts exhibitions, talks, workshops and tours at Solstice Gallery,  visit our Gallery section.  For film listings click Cinema and for all family and childrens events, visit our Children's section.   

Muldoon's Picnic with Special Guests

From: 26 Aug 2017
To: 26 Aug 2017
Hosted by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and New Yorker poetry editor Paul Muldoon, Muldoon's Picnic has been described by Muldoon himself as "an omnium-gatherum" and by Time Out as a "music-and-literature extravaganza". We call it a stonkingly good night out!


Loving (2016)

From: 30 Aug 2017
To: 30 Aug 2017
From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (portrayed by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown.


Waiting For Godot

From: 01 Sep 2017
To: 01 Sep 2017
Didi and Gogo wait on a country road by a tree for a man named Godot. All they know is that when Godot arrives they will be saved. If he doesn’t arrive they have to come back tomorrow and wait again. So begins and ends Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece. Arguably the greatest play of the 20th century.


Landscape Drawing & Painting Techniques With Seán Molloy

From: 09 Sep 2017
To: 09 Sep 2017
In conjunction with his solo exhibition painter Seán Molloy will lead two 3-hour workshops exploring traditional drawing (in pencil and charcoal) and watercolour painting techniques. Whether you are a beginner interested in learning the basics of composition and perspective or a more experienced artist seeking expert guidance, these half-day classes are suitable for all skill levels and may be taken individually or combined for a full day's tuition.


Where Angels Listen

From: 14 Sep 2017
To: 14 Sep 2017
Where Angels Listen is a creative and affectionate response to the life and works of Slane poet Francis Ledwidge by some of Ireland's most celebrated contemporary artists. Playwright Deirdre Kinahan invites Steve Wickham (The Waterboys), Sinead Gleeson (RTÉ, The Book Show), SaraMai & Oisin Leech to perform new works inspired by Ledwidge's evocative poems.


Sanctuary (2016)

From: 20 Sep 2017
To: 20 Sep 2017
Larry and Sophie are in love. What could be more natural for them than to want to be alone, together? But Larry and Sophie aren’t any couple – they both have intellectual disabilities. By attempting to be intimate, they aren’t just breaking the rules – they’re breaking the law!


Workshop in Visual Theatre & Devising

From: 21 Sep 2017
To: 21 Sep 2017
Solstice presents an eight-week course in devising theatre for actors with intellectual disabilities. The workshop will be facilitated by Gemma Gallagher from Shadowbox and will explore creating visual theatre, drawing on the instincts and emotional language of the participants.


Nobody Is Talking To Me

From: 22 Sep 2017
To: 23 Sep 2017
Tommy Marren presents his brand new play, a rip-roaring two-hour Irish comedy set in rural Ireland.


CULTURE NIGHT - What To Bring When We Leave

From: 22 Sep 2017
To: 22 Sep 2017
Free Event for Culture Night - Friday 22nd September, 7:30pm - What To Bring When We Leave is a collaborative commission culminating in a unique live performance by Tom French and Danny Diamond.


To Hell In a Handbag

From: 29 Sep 2017
To: 29 Sep 2017
While others are preoccupied with cucumber sandwiches and railway cloakrooms, two minor characters from The Importance of Being Earnest are up to their necks in something else. A country rector and a governess, models of Victorian propriety in public. But in private? This is the play behind the play: a tale of blackmail, false identity … and money.


An Evening with Pat Coldrick and Sarah McCourt

From: 30 Sep 2017
To: 30 Sep 2017
Navan born Pat Coldrick’s session work and classical appearances have earned him a reputation of being one of the finest and most versatile guitarists in Ireland and has achieved worldwide acclaim for his unique, sensitive and expressive style of playing and original compositions.


Bernard O'Shea and Karl Spain - Fat Chancers

From: 06 Oct 2017
To: 06 Oct 2017
Comedians Karl Spain and Bernard O’Shea have decided to drop a few pounds together and go on tour. Karl says: "Don’t expect massive weight loss or body transformations or Bernard being funny”.


Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

From: 07 Oct 2017
To: 07 Oct 2017
This Oscar-nominated film, the fourth from animation studio LAIKA who previously produced The Boxtrolls and Coraline, uses its gorgeous stop-motion techniques combined with strong character and story development to great effect for this fantastical adventure.


In Conversation: David Quinn & Niall MacMonagle

From: 07 Oct 2017
To: 07 Oct 2017
Artist David Quinn is in conversation with editor, critic and broadcaster Niall MacMonagle. Saturday 7 October, 2:00pm. Admission free, no booking required


Twice Shy (2016)

From: 11 Oct 2017
To: 11 Oct 2017
Twice Shy is a coming of age story about a young, unmarried couple who embark on a road trip from Ireland to London as the result of an unplanned pregnancy. While on the road they are faced with a number of difficult decisions and their relationship is put to the test. Twice Shy explores some very topical issues in a sensitive and non-judgmental manner.



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